Health authority confirms 2 more measles cases in B.C. Lower Mainland

They say the two patients got the infection while traveling, but did not clarify whether there is any relationship to the Alberta Health Services' announcement today of measles exposure near Edmonton.

A measles outbreak in Vancouver may be more far-reaching than first suspected: a case of the measles has popped up in Edmonton.

One was a passenger who arrived in Vancouver on February 11 on Philippine Airlines flight PR 116 from Manila, while the other was a passenger who departed Vancouver on February 12 on Air Canada flight AC236 to Edmonton.

Drop off locations: Paradise Inn and Suites, 7118 Sparrow Dr., Leduc; Crystal Star Inn, 8334 Sparrow Crescent, Leduc; Wyndham Garden Edmonton Airport, 8016 Sparrow Dr., Leduc; Wingate by Wyndham, 7120 Sparrow Dr., Leduc; Exposure time period: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Edmonton International Airport Hotel Shuttle at the Crystal Star Inn pickup between 6:30 and 7 a.m.

Edmonton International Airport, for Canadian North Flight #5T-444 to Inuvik departing at 7:45 a.m.

"Individuals are encouraged to monitor for symptoms for 21 days after the date of potential exposure, which could be up to March 5, 2019".

A communications specialist for Vancouver Airport Authority said it knows of a second passenger who contracted measles.

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On Friday, Vancouver Coastal Health announced there was a total of 10 cases that were "very clearly associated" with the schools, Ecole Secondaire Jules-Verne and Ecole Rose-Des-Vents.

A warning to the public of possible exposure to measles has been issued, after an airline passenger with the infectious disease travelled from Vancouver to Edmonton.

The two new cases confirmed Sunday are not linked to the Vancouver schools.

Those infected with measles are often contagious before they show any symptoms.

Anyone with questions about immunization is asked to call HealthLink BC at 811.

There is no treatment, but it can be prevented through immunization. "In Alberta, measles vaccine is offered, free of charge, through Alberta's publicly-funded immunization program".

VCH said they planned to release more information about both cases Sunday afternoon.

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